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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792841/decarboxylation-of-ang-1-7-to-ala-1-ang-1-7-leads-to-significant-changes-in-pharmacodynamics
#1
Anja Tetzner, Maura Naughton, Kinga Gebolys, Jenny Eichhorst, Esther Sala, Óscar Villacañas, Thomas Walther
The heptapeptide angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) is part of the beneficial arm of the renin-angiotensin system. Ang-(1-7) has cardiovascular protective effects, stimulates regeneration, and opposes the often detrimental effects of Ang II. We recently identified the G protein-coupled receptors Mas and MrgD as receptors for the heptapeptide. Ala1 -Ang-(1-7) (Alamandine), a decarboxylated form of Ang-(1-7), has similar vasorelaxant effects, but has been described to only stimulate MrgD. Therefore, this study aimed to characterise the consequences of the lack of the carboxyl group in amino acid 1 on intracellular signalling and to identify the receptor fingerprint for Ala1 -Ang-(1-7)...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792810/optogenetic-inhibition-of-g%C3%AE-q-protein-signaling-reduces-calcium-oscillation-stochasticity
#2
Pimkhuan Hannanta-Anan, Brian Y Chow
As fast terminators of G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling, regulators of G-protein signaling (RGS) serve critical roles in fine-tuning second messenger levels and, consequently, cellular responses to external stimuli. Here, we report the creation of an optogenetic RGS2 (opto-RGS2) that suppresses agonist-evoked calcium oscillations by the inactivation of Gαq protein. In this system, cryptochrome-mediated hetero-dimerization of the catalytic RGS2-box with its N-terminal amphipathic helix reconstitutes a functional membrane-localized complex that can dynamically suppress store-operated release of calcium...
May 24, 2018: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792024/metabotropic-glutamate-receptors-in-alcohol-use-disorder-physiology-plasticity-and-promising-pharmacotherapies
#3
Max E Joffe, Samuel W Centanni, Anel A Jaramillo, Danny G Winder, P Jeffrey Conn
Developing efficacious treatments for alcohol use disorder (AUD) has proven difficult. The insidious nature of the disease necessitates a deep understanding of its underlying biology as well as innovative approaches to ameliorate ethanol-related pathophysiology. Excessive ethanol-seeking and relapse are generated by long-term changes to membrane properties, synaptic physiology, and plasticity throughout the limbic system and associated brain structures. Each of these factors can be modulated by metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors, a diverse set of G protein-coupled receptors highly expressed throughout the central nervous system...
May 23, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791754/atp-triggers-a-robust-intracellular-ca-2-mediated-signalling-pathway-in-human-synovial-fibroblasts
#4
Kondo C, R B Clark, T Y Kim, Belke D, Banderali U, R T Szerencsei, A H Jalloul, P P M Schnetkamp, Spitzer Kw, Giles Wr
NEW FINDINGS: What is the central question of this study? In human articular joints, the synovial fibroblast HSF cell population has essential functions including secretion of lubricants. We address some remaining questions concerning activation-secretion coupling by characterizing the main [Ca2+ ]i signalling pathways activated by ATP. What is the main finding and its importance? In HSF ATP acts through a linked G-protein (Gq ) and phospholipase C signalling mechanisms to produce IP-3 which markedly enhances release of Ca2+ from the endoplasmic reticulum...
May 23, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790728/hydroxylated-polybrominated-biphenyl-ethers-exert-estrogenic-effects-via-non-genomic-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-mediated-pathways
#5
Lin-Ying Cao, Xiao-Min Ren, Yu Yang, Bin Wan, Liang-Hong Guo, De Chen, Yong Fan
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have indicated the estrogenic effects of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hydroxylated PBDEs (OH-PBDEs). However, the previous mechanistic studies focused on their estrogenic effects through genomic transcriptional activation of estrogen receptors. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to investigate the estrogenic effects of PBDEs and OH-PBDEs via nongenomic G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) pathways. METHODS: The binding affinities of 12 PBDEs and 18 OH-PBDEs with GPER were determined by a fluorescence competitive binding assay in a human breast cancer cell line (SKBR3)...
May 2018: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789460/frizzled-receptors-as-potential-therapeutic-targets-in-human-cancers
#6
REVIEW
Chui-Mian Zeng, Zhe Chen, Li Fu
Frizzled receptors (FZDs) are a family of seven-span transmembrane receptors with hallmarks of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) that serve as receptors for secreted Wingless-type (WNT) ligands in the WNT signaling pathway. Functionally, FZDs play crucial roles in regulating cell polarity, embryonic development, cell proliferation, formation of neural synapses, and many other processes in developing and adult organisms. In this review, we will introduce the basic structural features and review the biological function and mechanism of FZDs in the progression of human cancers, followed by an analysis of clinical relevance and therapeutic potential of FZDs...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788177/gpcrm-a-homology-modeling-web-service-with-triple-membrane-fitted-quality-assessment-of-gpcr-models
#7
Przemyslaw Miszta, Pawel Pasznik, Jakub Jakowiecki, Agnieszka Sztyler, Dorota Latek, Slawomir Filipek
Due to the involvement of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in most of the physiological and pathological processes in humans they have been attracting a lot of attention from pharmaceutical industry as well as from scientific community. Therefore, the need for new, high quality structures of GPCRs is enormous. The updated homology modeling service GPCRM (http://gpcrm.biomodellab.eu/) meets those expectations by greatly reducing the execution time of submissions (from days to hours/minutes) with nearly the same average quality of obtained models...
May 21, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786747/microrna-137-dysregulation-predisposes-to-osteoporotic-fracture-by-impeding-alp-activity-and-expression-via-suppression-of-leucine-rich-repeat-containing-g-protein-coupled-receptor-4-expression
#8
Xiangjun Liu, Xiaohui Xu
Osteoporosis is defined as a loss of bone mass and deterioration of its architecture resulting in bone weakness, which becomes prone to fracture. The objective of this study was to investigate the molecular mechanism by which miR-137 can reduce the risk of fracture in patients with osteoporosis. An online miRNA database and a luciferase reporter assay system were used to confirm that leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor 4 (LGR4) was the target of miR-137. Real-time PCR and western blot analysis were used to study miR-137 mRNA, the expression of LGR4 mRNA and protein among different groups or cells transfected with a scrambled miRNA control, miR-137 mimic, LGR4 siRNA and miR-137 inhibitor...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786430/galaxygpcrloop-template-based-and-ab-initio-structure-sampling-of-the-extracellular-loops-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors
#9
Jonghun Won, Gyu Rie Lee, Hahnbeom Park, Chaok Seok
The second extracellular loops (ECL2s) of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are often involved in GPCR functions, and their structures have important implications in drug discovery. However, structure prediction of ECL2 is difficult because of its long length and the structural diversity among different GPCRs. In this study, a new ECL2 conformational sampling method involving both template-based and ab initio sampling was developed. Inspired by observation of similar ECL2 structures of closely related GPCRs, a template-based sampling method employing loop structure templates selected from the structure database was developed...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785433/the-immunomodulatory-activity-and-mechanism-of-docosahexenoic-acid-dha-on-immunosuppressive-mice-models
#10
Lirong Han, Huanna Lei, Ziwei Tian, Xu Wang, Dai Cheng, Chunling Wang
In this study, the immunomodulatory activity of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on the immunosuppressive BALB/c mice model and its molecular mechanism are elucidated. It was found that the weight indexes of the spleen and thymus were significantly increased by DHA (44.0 mg kg-1 and 88.0 mg kg-1) treatment in the prevention or cure groups. The result of macrophages showed that DHA (44.0 mg kg-1 and 88.0 mg kg-1) could promote the proliferation and phagocytosis activity of macrophages in the prevention or cure groups...
May 22, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782904/intracellular-s1p-levels-dictates-fate-of-different-regions-of-the-hippocampus-following-transient-global-cerebral-ischemia
#11
Sherif Rashad, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Daisuke Saigusa, Xiaobo Han, Mika Sato-Maeda, Ritsumi Saito, Akira Uruno, Miki Fujimura, Shuntaro Ikawa, Masayuki Yamamoto, Teiji Tominaga
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a sphingolipid molecule produced by the action of sphingosine kinases (SphK) on sphingosine. It possesses various intracellular functions through its interactions with intracellular proteins or via its action on five G-protein-coupled cell membrane receptors. Following transient global cerebral ischaemia (tGCI), only the CA1 subregion of the hippocampus undergoes apoptosis. In this study, we evaluated S1P levels and S1P processing enzyme expression in different hippocampal areas following tGCI in rats...
May 18, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780684/a-new-insight-into-identification-of-in-silico-analysis-of-natural-compounds-targeting-gpr120
#12
Nagaraju Chinthakunta, Srinivasulu Cheemanapalli, Surekha Chinthakunta, C M Anuradha, Suresh Kumar Chitta
G-protein coupled receptor (GPR120) is an omega-3 fatty acid receptor that inhibits macrophage-induced tissue inflammation. Recent studies revealed GPR120 promotes colorectal carcinoma through modulation of VEGF, IL-8, PGE2, and NF-kB expression. However, three-dimensional structure of GPR120 is not yet available in Protein Data Bank (PDB). In the present study, we focused on a 3-D structural model of GPR120 has been constructed using homology modeling techniques. The structural quality of the predicted GPR120 model was verified using Procheck, Whatif, ProSA, and Verify 3D...
2018: Network Modeling and Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780538/competition-between-li-and-na-in-sodium-transporters-and-receptors-which-na-binding-sites-are-therapeutic-li-targets
#13
Todor Dudev, Karine Mazmanian, Carmay Lim
Sodium (Na+ ) acts as an indispensable allosteric regulator of the activities of biologically important neurotransmitter transporters and G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), which comprise well-known drug targets for psychiatric disorders and addictive behavior. How selective these allosteric Na+ -binding sites are for the cognate cation over abiogenic Li+ , a first-line drug to treat bipolar disorder, is unclear. Here, we reveal how properties of the host protein and its binding cavity affect the outcome of the competition between Li+ and Na+ for allosteric binding sites in sodium transporters and receptors...
May 7, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780163/heteromerization-of-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-and-cholecystokinin-b-receptor-through-the-third-transmembrane-domain-of-the-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-contributes-to-the-anti-opioid-effects-of-cholecystokinin-octapeptide
#14
Yin Yang, Qian Li, Qi-Hua He, Ji-Sheng Han, Li Su, You Wan
Activation of the cholecystokinin type B receptor (CCKBR) by cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8) inhibits opioid analgesia. Chronic opiate treatment leads to an increase in the CCK-8 concentration and thus enhances the antagonism of CCK-8 against opioid analgesia; the underlying molecular mechanisms remain of great interest. In the present study, we validated the colocalization of the μ-opioid receptor (MOR) and CCKBR in pain signal transmission-related spinal cord dorsal horn and dorsal root ganglion neurons of rats...
May 21, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779578/mouse-models-for-the-analysis-of-gonadotropin-secretion-and-action
#15
REVIEW
Sara Babcock Gilbert, Allyson K Roof, T Rajendra Kumar
Gonadotropins are pituitary gonadotrope-derived glycoprotein hormones. They act by binding to G-protein coupled receptors on gonads. Gonadotropins play critical roles in reproduction by regulating both gametogenesis and steroidogenesis. Although biochemical and physiological studies provided a wealth of knowledge, gene manipulation techniques using novel mouse models gave new insights into gonadotropin synthesis, secretion and action. Both gain of function and loss of function mouse models for understanding gonadotropin action in a whole animal context have already been generated...
June 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777575/lgr5-promotes-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-proliferation-metastasis-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-through-the-notch1-signaling-pathway
#16
Wenxue Liu, Jing Zhang, Xupei Gan, Fangqian Shen, Xiaoming Yang, Na Du, Dandan Xia, Lei Liu, Lianqiao Qiao, Jufang Pan, Yunyan Sun, Xiaowei Xi
Leucine-rich repeat-containing G protein-coupled receptor 5 (LGR5) plays a vital role in the development of malignant tumors; however, its biological role and underlying mechanism in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) remain unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the biological function and clinical significance of LGR5 in human EOC. We evaluated LGR5 expression in EOC cell lines and tissues from ovarian cancer patients by qPCR, Western blotting, and immunohistochemical analysis. Cell proliferation, colony formation, transwell invasion assay, and scratch-wound assays were conducted to evaluate the expansion and invasion abilities of EOC cells...
May 18, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777201/novel-smoothened-inhibitors-for-therapeutic-targeting-of-na%C3%A3-ve-and-drug-resistant-hedgehog-pathway-driven-cancers
#17
Qing-Rou Li, Hui Zhao, Xue-Sai Zhang, Henk Lang, Ker Yu
The G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) smoothened (SMO) is a key signaling component of the sonic hedgehog (Hh) pathway and a clinically validated target for cancer treatment. The FDA-approved SMO inhibitors GDC-0449/Vismodegib and LDE225/Sonidegib demonstrated clinical antitumor efficacy. Nevertheless, relatively high percentage of treated patients would eventually develop acquired cross resistance to both drugs. Here, based on published structure and activity of GDC-0449 inhibitor class, we replaced its amide core with benzimidazole which retained bulk of the SMO-targeting activity as measured in our Hh/SMO/Gli1-reporter system...
May 18, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777099/targeting-g-protein-coupled-receptor-signaling-at-the-g-protein-level-with-a-selective-nanobody-inhibitor
#18
Sahil Gulati, Hui Jin, Ikuo Masuho, Tivadar Orban, Yuan Cai, Els Pardon, Kirill A Martemyanov, Philip D Kiser, Phoebe L Stewart, Christopher P Ford, Jan Steyaert, Krzysztof Palczewski
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) activate heterotrimeric G proteins by mediating a GDP to GTP exchange in the Gα subunit. This leads to dissociation of the heterotrimer into Gα-GTP and Gβγ dimer. The Gα-GTP and Gβγ dimer each regulate a variety of downstream pathways to control various aspects of human physiology. Dysregulated Gβγ-signaling is a central element of various neurological and cancer-related anomalies. However, Gβγ also serves as a negative regulator of Gα that is essential for G protein inactivation, and thus has the potential for numerous side effects when targeted therapeutically...
May 18, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777058/gpr40-is-a-low-affinity-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-receptor-in-vascular-cells
#19
Sang Kyu Park, Anja Herrnreiter, Sandra L Pfister, Kathryn M Gauthier, Benjamin A Falck, John R Falck, William B Campbell
Endothelium-derived epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) have numerous vascular activities mediated by G protein--coupled receptors. Long-chain free fatty acids and EETs activate GPR40, prompting us to investigate the role of GPR40 in some vascular EET activities. 14,15-EET, 11,12-EET, arachidonic acid, and the GPR40 agonist GW9508 increase intracellular calcium concentrations in human GPR40-overexpressing HEK293 cells (EC50 = 0.58 ± 0.08 μM, 0.91 ± 0.08 μM, 3.9 ± 0.06 μM and 19 ± 0.37 nM, respectively)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776606/advances-in-membrane-trafficking-and-endosomal-signaling-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors
#20
Aylin C Hanyaloglu
The integration of GPCR signaling with membrane trafficking, as a single orchestrated system, is a theme increasingly evident with the growing reports of GPCR endosomal signaling. Once viewed as a mechanism to regulate cell surface heterotrimeric G protein signaling, the endocytic trafficking system is complex, highly compartmentalized, yet deeply interconnected with cell signaling. The organization of receptors into distinct plasma membrane signalosomes, biochemically distinct endosomal populations, endosomal microdomains, and its communication with distinct subcellular organelles such as the Golgi provides multiple unique signaling platforms that are critical for specifying receptor function physiologically and pathophysiologically...
2018: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
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